Create an authorization

Learn how to check if a card is valid and has enough funds available.

When authorizing a payment, you can receive approval that the card is valid and there are sufficient funds available from the card issuer.

For example, a car rental company may obtain an authorization when a customer picks up a car. The customer's card will not be charged, but the funds will be temporarily unavailable until the authorization expires or the funds are captured.


To create an authorization, simply create a regular card payment with the parameter capture = FALSE within the card object.

$ curl -X POST \
    -H 'X-Date: 2018-02-20T15:44:42.310Z' \
    -H 'X-Login: sak223k2wdksdl2' \
    -H 'X-Trans-Key: fm12O7G9' \
    -H 'X-Version: 2.1' \
    -H 'User-Agent: MerchantTest / 1.0 ' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: V2-HMAC-SHA256, Signature: 1bd227f9d892a7f4581b998c21e353b1686a6bdad5940e7bb6aa596c96e0a6ec' \
    -d '{body}'

    "amount": 120,
    "currency" : "USD",
    "country": "BR",
    "payment_method_id" : "CARD",
    "payment_method_flow" : "DIRECT",
        "name" : "Thiago Gabriel",
        "email" : "[email protected]",
        "document" : "53033315550"
        "holder_name" : "Thiago Gabriel",
        "number" : "4111111111111111",
        "cvv" : "123",
        "expiration_month" : 10,
        "expiration_year" : 2040,
        "capture" : "false"
    "order_id": "657434343",
    "notification_url": ""
    "id": "D-4-e2227981-8ec8-48fd-8e9a-19fedb08d73a",
    "amount": 120,
    "currency": "USD",
    "payment_method_id": "CARD",
    "payment_method_type": "CARD",
    "payment_method_flow": "DIRECT",
    "country": "BR",
    "card": {
        "holder_name": "Thiago Gabriel",
        "expiration_month": 10,
        "expiration_year": 2040,
        "brand": "VI",
        "last4": "1111"
    "created_date": "2019-02-06T21:04:43.000+0000",
    "approved_date": "2019-02-06T21:04:44.000+0000",
    "status": "AUTHORIZED",
    "status_detail": "The payment was authorized",
    "status_code": "600",
    "order_id": "657434343",
    "notification_url": ""

The id returned corresponds to the unique identifier of the Authorization (authorization_id).


For a complete overview about the authorization process, we suggest you read the Authorization and Capture guide.